Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 1.85 Miles
-- Width 30 Yards
County/Area CLARK
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-01-17 11:06:00.0 EST-5
Begin Lat/Lon 38.3306/-85.758
End Date 2012-01-17 11:07:00.0 EST-5
End Lat/Lon 38.336/-85.7246
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 20.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Deep low pressure moved across the southern Great Lakes the morning of January 17. A cold front associated with this storm swept southeast of the Ohio River during the early afternoon hours. Fueled by unseasonably warm and moist air, a squall line developed across southeastern Missouri and southern Illinois during the early morning and moved across all of southern Indiana during the late morning hours. Embedded within this line were several bowing segments and mesovorticies. Scattered wind damage and several brief tornadoes were reported. The nine tornadoes surveyed across both southern Indiana and central Kentucky made this date the most prolific regional January outbreak recorded.
Event Narrative An EF-0 tornado touched down at the Wal-Mart parking lot on the northwest corner of the Veteran's Parkway near Interstate 65. After overturning a vehicle on I-65, the twister skipped an area before entering a subdivision east of the Interstate Highway. Damage occurred along Belmar and Meadows Drive as well as the intersection of Kingsfield Street and Crown Court. Several fences were knocked down. After removing the roof of a barn near Armstrong Road, the tornado lifted. Maximum winds were estimated at 75 mph.


Event Map:

Note: The tornado track is approximate based on the beginning (B) and ending (E) locations. The actual tornado path may differ from a straight line.

All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 114.00K 0.00K
HOLLAND DUBOIS CO. IN 01/17/2012 09:44 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
HUNTINGBURG DUBOIS CO. IN 01/17/2012 09:49 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
HUNTINGBURG DUBOIS CO. IN 01/17/2012 09:54 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
SMYRNA JEFFERSON CO. IN 01/17/2012 10:40 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
SMYRNA JEFFERSON CO. IN 01/17/2012 10:41 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 83 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
FLOYDS KNOBS FLOYD CO. IN 01/17/2012 11:00 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSONVILLE ARPT CLARK CO. IN 01/17/2012 11:06 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
DEPUTY JEFFERSON CO. IN 01/17/2012 23:45 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 114.00K 0.00K